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Hurricane and typhoon numbers are decreasing, study finds, even as they become more destructive

Hurricane and typhoon numbers are decreasing, study finds, even as they become more destructive

CNN — Before the age of satellites, it was almost impossible to know if a hurricane was occurring in the open sea unless a ship was unlucky enough to run into it. And scientists for decades have been trying to piece together a historical record to better understand how the climate crisis is changing these …

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Costco solar patio umbrellas recalled after multiple umbrellas catch fire

Costco solar patio umbrellas recalled after multiple umbrellas catch fire

CNN — Solar-powered patio umbrellas sold exclusively at Costco have been recalled in the United States and Canada after some umbrellas caught fire, authorities said. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in a press release urged customers to “immediately stop using” the 10ft SunVilla Solar LED Market Umbrella. The umbrellas were produced by California-based …

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Russian military cargo plane crashes, killing 5 crewmembers

MOSCOW — A Russian military cargo plane crashed on a training flight after refueling about 124 miles (200 kilometers) southeast of Moscow on Friday, killing five crew members and injuring several others, authorities said. The Il-76 heavy-lift cargo plane has crashed in the Ryazan region after suffering an engine problem that forced the crew of …

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Hong Kong Jumbo: Owners of Jumbo Floating Restaurant backtrack on sinking claims as authorities investigate

Hong Kong Jumbo: Owners of Jumbo Floating Restaurant backtrack on sinking claims as authorities investigate

Hong Kong CNN — The owners of an iconic Hong Kong floating restaurant that made headlines around the world after reports surfaced that it had sunk in the sea, appeared on Thursday. to walk back earlier claims that it was more than salvageable, insisting the ship was “still in the waters” near the Paracel Islands, …

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Afghanistan earthquake: Crisis-hit country struggles for aid following quake that killed more than 1,000

Afghanistan earthquake: Crisis-hit country struggles for aid following quake that killed more than 1,000

CNN — Desperate search and rescue operations were carried out in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday following an earthquake that killed more than 1,000 people, a severe blow to a country already facing a dire economic and humanitarian crisis. The 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck early Wednesday near the city of Khost, on the border with Pakistan. At …

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Russia Hits Grain Terminals in Latest Attack on Ukraine’s Food Infrastructure

Russia Hits Grain Terminals in Latest Attack on Ukraine’s Food Infrastructure

More recent The attack on grain terminals deals another blow to Ukraine’s troubled food export capabilities. The crash of a drone allegedly controlled by Kyiv causes a fire in a large Russian refinery. Russia has been carrying out simulated missile strikes against Estonia, ratcheting up tensions along NATO’s northeastern border. Russian troops took several towns …

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Afghanistan earthquake: More than 900 people killed after magnitude 5.9 quake

Afghanistan earthquake: More than 900 people killed after magnitude 5.9 quake

CNN — More than 900 people were killed and hundreds more injured after a 5.9-magnitude earthquake rattled eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, according to an official with the country’s disaster management authority. It is the deadliest earthquake to hit the Asian nation in decades and comes as the Taliban-ruled country is in the midst of a …

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